Year Five

Welcome back after our lovely Easter break! We hope you all had a restful Easter holiday and wish you all a very happy and healthy new term.

Thank you for all your support last term with your child’s learning at home. Please continue to support your child’s learning by making sure your child is on time and dressed appropriately and smartly for school.

English: In English this term, we will be looking at the narrative poem, ‘The Highwayman.’ It is a sophisticated text which includes a wide range of figurative language. This will be a fantastic opportunity for the children to expand their vocabulary and develop skills in describing characters and settings with precision. The children are being increasingly encouraged to use higher level punctuation including commas, dashes, brackets and semi-colons as well as relative and subordinate clauses to add detail.

To support children's learning in English and as part of their homework, children are expected to achieve their Doodle grammar and spellings target by staying in the green zone. Please support your children by visiting the Doodle website or downloading the app:

Reading: Reading remains paramount to your child’s education. We ask children to read to an adult everyday, and for them to ensure homework is handed in on a Wednesday of each week, with a signature to confirm it has been checked by an adult at home. Please check the children’s spellings are accurate in their homework books.

Maths: During Mathematics this term, we will be looking at properties of shape, position and direction and later on in the term, converting units. You will see a focus of these in your child’s homework. Times tables must be continually reinforced at home to develop fluency and confidence.

R.E: In Religious Education this term, we will be following ‘The Way, The Truth, and The Life’ series and focusing on Life in The Risen Jesus.  Children will reflect on the importance of the Resurrection for us.  We will be looking at ways to reflect on the Spirit at work in the Church and how we can be more present with Jesus.

Science: In Science this term, students will be studying Properties and Changes of materials. Children will be comparing and grouping everyday materials on the basis of their properties.  They will also be using their existing knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating

Humanities: This half term we are studying The Shang Dynasty. We will be looking at their advances in maths, artwork, military technology and astronomy. Children will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.

PE: In PE, children will be playing Cricket, Rounders and Gaelic Football!  PE will continue to be on a Thursday. Please ensure that children have their kit in school on this day or they may have to miss the lesson.  Summer kit should be worn this term, please find details on the school website.

Art: In Art we are studying Plants and Flowers. Children will improve mastery of art and design techniques,including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.

Homework: Homework will continue to be given every Friday and returned for Wednesday. Please support your children with the work set and sign their learning when completed.

Finally thank you for everything you already do to support us with your child’s learning and wellbeing. It really does make a difference! We are looking forward to a successful summer term ahead. Please make a call through the office or catch us at the end of the day if you have any questions or require any support with your child’s learning in the meantime.